What is Micro Skin Needling?
Micro skin needling (also known as “collagen induction therapy”, “micro needling” or just “skin needling”) has been used by dermatologists to treat facial issues for decades. It involves a professional therapist essentially using needles to poke holes in the surface of your skin. This works to stimulate the production of collagen within the skin when it perceives a ‘micro injury’ that needs fixing. This collagen can help fill in the fine lines on your face and plump the skin to give you a more youthful and even look. Click the button below to contact us at our London clinic for a free consultation.
Micro Skin Needling can assist with…
– Wrinkles and fine lines – Signs of ageing – Scarring – Acne – Sunken areas of the skin – Dull skin in need of rejuvenation – Sun damage – Hyperpigmentation
If you’re searching for a way to rid yourself of a troublesome facial issue, micro skin needling might be the right treatment for you. It’s quick and has no downtime when undertaken by professional therapists who know what they’re doing.
Why Choose Micro Skin Needling
Micro skin needling is a great option for anyone wanting a minimally-invasive treatment that is proven to work on all types of skin. It stimulates and utilises the natural healing mechanisms of the body to create results that look completely natural. It’s also great for people who can’t afford much downtime following a procedure and there are fewer side effects reported than for comparable laser treatments.
Is Micro Skin Needling for Me?
If you have a needle phobia, it’s unlikely that you’ll be comfortable with this treatment! However, the surface of the skin is anesthetised which removes many concerns and patients describe it as a “prickly” feeling rather than a painful one. Something you need to be aware of is that the DIY micro needling kits available for you to use at home come with some big risks. When a professional therapist undertakes this procedure, they’re utilising all their knowledge about infection and scarring control that you simply can’t learn from a pamphlet inside a home kit. Effective anesthetisation ensures that the discomfort is limited, whereas attempting to carry out the procedure at home can result in unnecessary pain and may leave you with scars. There’s also strict advice about which skin care products are appropriate for use following the treatment, so be aware of that too – your consultant at Dermacure London will help advise.
About the Treatment
Micro skin needling is great example of what happens when scientists think out the box. To start with, an anaesthetic cream is applied to the face, possibly along with a layer of water to help the dermaroller move smoothly along the skin. Then your therapist will roll the microneedling device across the skin to create tiny holes in the surface which promote collagen production.
Takes approximately 30 minutes
No downtime required
Side effects are rare if undertaken properly
Suits most skin types
Back to normal after a few days
Skin may feel warm, tight and itchy following treatment
Anaesthetic cream used
Results appear naturally
A course of 3 to 6 sessions are generally required
Your therapist will give you clear instructions on what you should and shouldn’t do following a micro needling procedure. Here are a few things you should bear in mind:
- The channels on the face will close within 90 minutes
- Redness may be apparent for 2 to 3 days
- Local antibiotic creams may be prescribed by your therapist
- You may need to be careful about the skincare products you use afterwards
Micro skin needling has the potential to change your life if you let it. The effects on patients suffering from acne and scarring, for example, are astounding. You can get in touch with us today for an informal chat about whether micro needling is for you and, if it isn’t, we’ll be able to talk through your other options. Click below to book your free consultation at Dermacure Micro Needling clinic London.
I found the treatment to be simple, pleasant and the results have been incredible. I’m so happy I came to Dermacure and look forward to more complimentary treatments. Janice